The world biggest photographic contest opens its entry

“Ciudades del futuro” (cities of the future in Spanish), is the subject of the eleventh version of the contest organized by CBRE and that challenges to capture those bonds in the metropolis.

Santiago, December 2018. The CBRE company globally launched the contest of “Urban Photographer of the Year” with the subject of “cities of the future”. For ten years the contest has called the world to tell and celebrate unique times in the urban environment. In the past edition participated more than 80,000 pictures from 179 countries, Chile included, which had about 400 contestants.

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Registrations for the competition are completely free and are open to professional and amateur photographers over the age of 18, who will participate for a photographic trip to the destination of their choice, plus a companion. The winners of past editions have visited places such as Turkey, Morocco, Bhutan and Namibia. Other awards include photography equipment, GoPro set, camera bags and more.

A unique element of the contest is that it allows contestants to present 24 images, which represent every hour of the day, as well as a mobile and an Instagram category. Each of these will be able to participate both for the Grand Prix and Regional winner, as well as for the prizes in their own category.

Magrath Ross, Before the Big Night Out
Magrath Ross, Before the Big Night Out

Cecilia Iacobelli of CBRE Chile, says, “We are a company deeply connected with the urban environment, and the contest Urban Photographer of the Year allows us to demonstrate our knowledge and passion for city life. As evidenced by the record number of participants we had the previous year, this competition continues to capture the interest and imagination around the world. ”

The jury is made up of renowned artists, among them from Latin America, the Argentinean photographer Sergio Castiglione, who has been characterized by portraying images that highlight the urban environment and architecture; and Paulo del Valle, who began showing his work through Instagram, being even nominated for the “Instagrammer of the Year” award at the Shorty Awards 2017. His recognition has managed to transfer the social networks becoming considered, these days, as one of the photographers of the moment in Brazil.

Storing Betel nut in a local market at Teknaf, Bangladesh.
Storing Betel nut in a local market at Teknaf, Bangladesh.

In the last edition the winner was Richard Morgan with his photo titled, “What Are you looking at?” which captures the connection between local spectators and tourists in the city of Poznan, Poland. Those interested in participating can upload their photographs on the website, where they will be receiving until January 31, 2019.

About the contest Urban Photographer of the Year


Facebook: CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year

Twitter: @UPOTY

About CBRE

CBRE, a company that appears in the Fortune 500 and S & P 500, has its headquarters in Los Angeles. It is the largest real estate services and investment firm in the world (based on revenues of 2016). The company has more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliated offices) and provides services to users and investors through more than 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic consulting, sales execution and rental properties; Corporate services; Property, facility and Project Management; Appraisals Sale and rental of properties, development services; Investment management; and market research and consultancy. For more information, visit our website:

Cover picture: Jay Huang, Low Fog Aligned with Golden Gate Bridge.



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